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in new york. here's a look at the big week ahead. the general assembly of the united nations will hear from iran and the united kingdom tomorrow. friday, the palestinian leadership expected to make its case. israel will have an opportunity to respond on friday, as well. we'll also hear from greece, which, of course, is dealing with a huge financial crisis right now. it's rippling throughout europe, indeed, throughout the middle east. so, a lot happening right now. we're also, by the way, following another developing story breaking news happening right now. two american hikers go free after two years in iran's most notorious prison. the men were convicted of espionage earlier this year. but a million dollars bail has now secured their release. we're continuing to monitor the situation. we'll bring it to you live as we get more developments. but both of these hikers josh fattal, shane bauer have been freed and they are getting ready to fly to oman and reunite with their family and fly back to the united states. much more on this story coming up. but let's set the stage before the preside
united nations general assembly where the palestinian authority plans to seek u.n. recognition of a state in the west bank, gaza strip, and east jerusalem. at least 1 people have and killed in a bomb attack in northwest pakistan. a police say a device went off a bank during a funeral for a local tribal elder in a village. of the villagers were pro- government and formed an anti- taliban militia. now for the global economy. five of the world's leading central banks, including the u.s. federal reserve and bank of england, are taking coordinated action to try to help bolster the financial system. they will provide commercial banks with new loans to help ease funding pressures. it comes out as the head of the international monetary fund says the world is in a dangerous new phase which needed bold leadership, and she accused politicians of being indecisive. more details on what today's actions will mean. >> on a day of gloomy forecasts, a concerted move by the world's most powerful central banks. short-term loans are going to be made available to commercial banks. there had been growing concer
is back in new york city for the united nations general assembly. we talked with him earlier today at his hotel about the issues facing iran and the united states. welcome to new york city and the united states. you're here for the united nations general assembly. everyone here in america is interested in the status of the two hikers. what is their status today? >> in the name of the almighty, the most gracious and the most merciful. first, allow me to greet all of your viewers and wish the all mighty's blessings upon everyone. the hikers are doing fine and they're living in fairly good conditions and i do hope that they soon they will be freed. >> charlie: you announced they would be freed and then a cour said no. at happened? >> it i not that the court said something against what i had said. the court indicated that they have to go through the due process. and god willing, they will be freed. >> charlie: when? >> in the next few days. >> charlie: the idea was you would have them released prior to your arrival here. as a humanitarian gesture, notwithstanding the fact they have always
further than that. >> reporter: iran's president ahmadinejad will address the united nations general assembly next week. this iranian journalist jailed in 2004 says the timing of this release announcement is hardly a coincidence. >> if he releases them, it shows the case was political from the beginning. it shows the judiciary has been under the influence of the iranian intelligence and the entire case was a game for the iranian intelligence. >> reporter: now, there's some speculation that ahmadinejad might even bring the two hikers with him to the united states as he comes to address the united nations. that's scheduled for some time next thursday. and, scott, it's worth noting that sarah shourd was released just one week before he addressed the general assembly last year. >> pelley: seth, thank you. there is new evidence today of just how deeply the economic slowdown has hurt americans. the census bureau reports that the recession drove nine million people into poverty and cut the standard of living for millions more. the number living below the poverty line-- that's about $11,000
will also be in the us next week to attend the united nations general assembly... and a high -level nuclear safety meeting in new york city... and also stop by seattle on the way back... for a meeting with korean residents there. stand-up "korea's top office said... president lee's state visit to the us will serve as an opportunity for the two nations to further enhance their alliance... as it will take place at a time... when the relations are stronger than ever based on the trust and cooperation between the two leaders. yoo ji-hae, arirang us deputy defense secretary nominee ashton carter claims... north korea's missile and wmd programs pose a direct and serious threat to washington's allies... and have the potential to be a direct threat to the us homeland. kim yeon-ji reports. deputy defense secretary nominee ashton carter has stressed that north korea's missiles and wmd programs pose a direct and serious threat to washington and its allies. in a written statement to congress ahead of a confirmation hearing at the senate armed services committee on tuesday, carter said the us must close
to do, look at the traffic in new york city to know that the united nations general assembly is underway. >> absolutely. because the streets are clogged. president obama and the new libyan leadershiping for face-to-face talks at the united nations and the stakes could note be higher. moammar gadhafi reportedly starving citizens. the president arrived in new york yesterday. front and center at the united nations. cnn senior correspondent, u.n. correspondent, i should say, richard roth joins us this morning. so this would be the first face-to-face meeting between president obama and the national transitional council? >> a good deferment for the obama administration, able to champion at that meeting and with the other diplomats, their way did work, although fighting remains. and helps solidify this new government in libya. the flag actually flew over the united nations monday for the first time, removing that green gadhafi flag. jaleel, of the national council, will be there and libya will have to set out what kind of government it will be. helping transportation igsly with idea, a big oper
ahmadinejad appearance before the united nations general assembly. it would seem that iran's dealer ins are trying to court favorable public opinion and try to blunt the inevitable criticism they are going to face at the u.n. about the nuclear program and their human rights record. so, that is probably the reason for the timing of the release. now, we do know from the lawyer for the two men that the bail money or ransom money as some called it wasaid, again, bioman, itself. the reason for that is unclear. ohman is, obviously, a long term and important u.s. ally but why they would hand over $1 million is not yet clear. clearly there probably is some quid pro quo in terms of u.s. support and backing for ohman. >>shepard: we don't know what this is all about, in essence? >>jonathan: we don't know the reason for them paying $1 million. they have not acknowledged it. that is what we hear from the lawyers involved in the case and what we understood happened with the release of sarah shourd last year at $500,000. but, there are reasons that remain unknown. >>shepard: president obama saying the
's personal pricing. >>> our yes question from the gps challenges where was the first united nations general assembly? was it a, san francisco, b, new york, c, london, or d, geneva? stay tuned. we'll tell you the correct answer. make sure you go to cnn.com/gps for ten more questions while there check out our website, the global public square, find smart entires and takes by our favorite experts and follow us on twitter and facebook. i've just finished reading a great book, it's jack wetterford's the making of the modern world. my book of the week. weatherford makes you understand that genghis kahn's territory was the roman empire of europe, conquered russia, india and more. he was in his day a great modernizer, fascinating greek. the last look. we all like our comforts of home, even world leaders. colonel gadhafi traveled, reporter traveled with her own bed, president bush had his own pillow, such needs almost caused a diplomatic incident. australia's foreign minister wanted to bring his beloved breakfast treat to new york with him. according to mr. rudd's twitter feed the airport authoritie
challenge is, where was the first united nations general assembly? was it, a, san francisco, b, new york, c, london, or d, geneva? stay tuned, we'll tell you the correct answer. make sure you go to cnn.com/gm for ten more questions. while you're there check out theglobalpublicsquare and find interviews and takes by some of our favorite expert. don't forget, you can follow us on twitter and facebook. i've just finished reading jack weatherford's "genghis khan and the making of the modern world." my book of the world. weatherford really makes you understand that genghis khan's territory was the roman empire of asia. he conquered the lands that make up china, russia, india, and much more. we now think of genghis khan as a barbarian, but he was a great modernizer, fascinating read. now for the last look. we all like our comforts of home, even world leaders. colonel gadhafi always traveled with his tents. queen victoria reportedly traveled with her own bed. president bush had his own pillow. but such needs almost caused a diplomatic incident this week. australia's foreign minister, kevin rudd, w
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in new york in a few days for the united nations general assembly. and a lot of people thought that might be a nice gesture for him to do before he comes here to the united states. but still up in the air right now. >> apparently that's right before he -- he did the same thing last year when he released sarah shourd. we'll see what happens. >>> 6:07. let's get you out the door with traffic and weather. kristy is here to tell us might need a coat today maybe a jacket or sweater. >> exactly. it's going to be a cool one today and going to see other cal days the next couple of days really dropping those temperatures down below average for this time of the year and, of course, this morning dealing with a little bit of cloud cover. at the coastline cloud cover. driving right now seeing patchy fog and drizzle. that marine layer pushing onshore and seeing those clouds fill in at the bay. this afternoon those temperatures not warming up a lot in some places like at the coast sitting in the 50s right now, going to warm up to the high 50s by this afternoon. elsewhere 57 oakland and vallejo, 60 fairf
saying stop, this is bad, to doing something? the united nations general assembly meets next week in new york. listen here to the secretary-gener secretary-general, ban ki moon, who seems to think maybe, maybe, there's a consensus growing to get a little tougher. >> when he has not keeping his promises, enough is enough, then international community should really take some coherent measures and speak in one voice. >> nick burns, what can the international community do? coherent, the secretary-general says. how about tough? what can they do? >> you know, john, it's a very different situation than libya. there isn't going to be an arab league invitation for nato to go into syria or a security council sanction for the use of military force. if we can get russia and china to be more serious about sanctions that might be something that the syrians might listen to. but also the arab league has to speak with a unified voice and other arab states have to come out and condemn what's happening. you hear it from turkey. you hear it from the u.s. but that's not enough. it has to come from the arab w
things not the president. ahmadinejad is expected in new york in a few days for the united nations general assembly. >>> in afghanistan, a 20-hour attack in the heart of kabul finally ended this morning. afghan officials announced today all of the attackers are now dead. insurgents had fired rocket- propelled grenades and automatic weapons on several buildings including the u.s. embassy and nato headquarters. four police officers and three civilians were killed. >>> the number of medical marijuana clubs in san jose will soon shrink dramatically. last night the city council approved new restrictions in the numbers of medical pot clubs in the city to be limited to just 10. there were over 100 -- in fact, 140. in addition, the dispensaries will have to cultivate their own product now instead of getting it elsewhere. supporters of the new restrictions say it will allow the city to better monitor the club's activities. >> by having it in that one location, we are able to then regulate with the staffing proposal we have put forward. >> but marijuana activists argued that the new rules wi
in protecting heads of state at the annual united nations general assembly in new york city during a period of time we may be looking at a relatively significant international event if in fact there's a movement forward by the palestinian organization to seek international recognition. the success of the secret service depends upon the constant and unrelenting support of the entire intelligence community with positive relationships in state and local agencies. i believe it is a model for the entire department developing relationships with state and local agencies in leveraging the rest of the intelligence community. i am going to ask adams's consent for a letter from the federal law enforcement office association that i would like to insert into the record in support of that effort. without objection so ordered. so before i begin i would like to note as well this past weekend was the anniversary as we all know, many of us attended numerous events of the tragic events of 9/11 including the attacks on the world trade center where the new york field office of the secret service was located. sa
to new york in 48 hours. for yet another week at the annually united nations general assembly meetings. the media lining up to try and grab those so-called exclusive interviews with him. you know it is an annual rite. how does the mainstream media treat ahmadinejad? liz trotta joins us with her commentary. good morning. >> good morning. how does they treat him do you ask? with kid gloves with velvet gloves. the big news last week was the "today" show and ann curry, their star went to iran and did this big public relations interview, although they call it news. as the scene-setter for ahmadinejad's trip to new york. here's what she said, part of what she said in her script. she says that we were granted the first ever behind the scenes access to the daily schedule of iran's president ahmadinejad. drawing back a curtain on one of the world's most controversial and secretive leaders. drawing back the curtain? this is a man who wants israel destroyed. hates jews. hates the united states. thinks the holocaust was a piece of fiction. thinks 9/11 was a fairy story fashioned by the u.s. govern
of the united nations general assembly, ahmadinejad will be coming to new york and this will potentially be a political feather in his cap. jenna: we'll see. sarah shoud was released september 14th, last year, so we'll see if it's repeated this time around. p.j., nice to have you. >> all right jenna. jon: at a time of economic uncertainty, the price of gold is soaring. it is lead to go a new american gold rush, unlike the first one in 1849, though, california seems to be getting left behind this time. we'll tell you why. >>> also, it's time to vote for our must-see moment of the day. rick is at the web wall with details. >> reporter: i've got a job for you at home, now is the time to go to the foxnews.com/happening now page, if you've ever seen a blue whale, could be your chance if you vote for that, or see a romantic proposal, a national guard soldier proposing to his girlfriend at an airport, or your final option, a crazy car chase in aus rail kwrarbgs involving a yellow porsche which could be reason enough to make this your selection. now is the time, go and vote, we'll have the resul
is that as ahmadinejad comes to the united nations' general assembly next week or so, that he will have something positive to ride on. >> sources within iran's government tell nbc news the release is expected, still expected within the next coming days. the story is on the front page of the impending release of every newspaper in iran. and in some of the newspapers, the hikers are being called spies, and the question is being asked, why would iran release them now? matt, back to you. >> it's a tough story to follow. we thank you for your reporting on that and appreciate it very much. it's now six minutes after the hour. here's savannah. >>> now to politics and the renewed firestorm over a controversial vaccine. during monday's republican presidential debate, congresswoman michele bachmann took a political swipe at governor rick perry, over a controversial amendment that would have required teenaged girls to get the hpv vaccine. >> she needed to get attention for her candidacy, and she did. the question is, did michele bachmann take atough attack line against rick perry too far. the subject is tha
obama's trip to new york next week to address the united nations general assembly. the palestinians want the u.n. to support their hopes to establish their own state. the u.s. does not back their desires. so-called arab spring in countries like libya and egypt put the white house and the state department in a very awkward position here. catherine herridge live in washington for us. where do things stand right now? >> reporter: well, thank you, jon and good morning. this potential showdown at the u.n. next week has been brewing for months and the stated position of hillary clinton and other members of the administration is that they do support statehood for the pa palestinians but through negotiation not through recognition alternate the united nations. a white house spokesman emphasized the point. >> the palestinians will not and cannot achieve statehood through a declaration at the united nations. it is a distraction and in fact it's counter procee counter productive. that remains our position. we continue to be focused with great intensity on the need to get israelis and palestinians t
you. [applause] >> our coverage of the united nations general assembly continues over the next few days. tomorrow on c-span 3, we will hear speeches from other leaders. president obama will be included. our live coverage starts at 9:00 a.m. eastern. today, the pentagon officially repealed the military's don't ask, don't tell policy banning gays from serving openly in the military. we will hear from defense secretary panetta and joint chiefs of staff chairman m ullin. then we will hear wedarrell -- we will hear from darrell issa. >> eugene robinson on black america, and isabel wilkerson on african-american possum migration north and west. douglas wallace on spymasters. woodrow wilson's first lady and david mccullough on the greater journey. " our and our national foot -- our entire schedule -- look for our entire schedule at our website. u.s. military has officially repealed this policy which had an openly gay americans from serving in the armed forces. don't ask don't tell instituted during the clinton administration cost 14,000 men and women to be discharged in the last 18 years.
. >>> six months after it authorized military force against colonel gaddafi, the united nations security council has eased several sanctions imposed on libya, freeing up the movement of oil and money to help the country back on its feet. the resolution was passed hours after the u.n. general assembly voted with some objections to give the libyan seats to the u.s. transitional council. >> while the forces of the national transitional council are moving forward on the ground in their effort to control all of libya, their diplomatic forces have made advances also per. the first was the recognition of the u.n. general assembly of their right to represent at the united nations. neighboring egypt led the call for the resolution to be accepted. >> arguing against that would only prolong the suffering of the libyan people and delay in achieving justice, particularly the 90-member states of the united nations have recognized the libyan national transitional council as the only representative of the libyan people. >> shortly after the jubilant visit by several world leaders, the resolution was alw
? >> ahmadinejad is due to visit new york later this month for the general assembly of the united nations. >>> two special elections for the house of representatives. in new york city, voters are picking a replacement for anthony weiner, you'll recall he resigned in june add admitting sending lewd photos of himself to women on the internet. bob turner having an edge over democrat david we have fran. the republican victory would be seen as rebuke of president obama. in nevada the focus is on the second congressional district, voters are choosing someone to replace dean heller appointed to the senate in may. gop senator mark alma day is going up against kate marshall. >>> we are about to sho video, all. a car and motorcycle collided in logan, utah, burst into flames. good samaritans jumped into action. a group of construction workers and students and others joined together to lift up one side of the burning car then pulled the driver of the motorcycle straight out from under it. the 21-year-old motorcyclist is in stable condition after surgery. the driver of the car not seriously hurt. incredible st
to throw some fuel into the fire here. for an already tense session at the united nations, the general assembly is trying to deal with the palestinian authority's intention of putting in a request for u.n. membership. that would essentially force the world to recognize palestinian statehood without any direct negotiations between the palestinian authority and israel and it's a very dangerous slope as far as president obama is concerned. he spent his time at the podium urging the palestinian authority not to do that. but at this point, there's no indication that they are not going to go forward. the u.s., of course, has that option of vetoing the request outright. it would put an end to it. there's concern that the u.s. does that, there could be a backlash of violence in the middle east so a very precarious situation today. and mahmoud ahmadinejad's arrival here at the u.n. to speak is not putting anyone at ease. that's the latest from here at the u.n. let's take it back to you guys. >> all right, thank you very much for the live report from the east side of manhattan. >> now to the oth
the united nations the numbers are not going to go well for a general assembly vote. the united states invested a lot to the peace process and the united states understands the negative consequences of a u.n. vote. i think that needs to be transmitted to the leaders of other countries and i'm glad to see that the administration's taking a very active role to let the capitals of the world to understand this is an important vote and that if you support an independent palestinian stateside by side with the state of israel the best way to do that is direct negotiations. the only way to do that is through direct negotiations and a vote in the united nations, even though its legality may have some questions, vote within the united nations will be counterproductive to that end. and i applaud you with your strong statements in that regard. i just also want to bring up the case of allen gross, cuba, imprisoned. i know we have a difficult time in communications with our neighbor, cuba, but i think it's important that we continue to advocate for justice in regards to allen gross and to bring him
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at the general assembly where they will not be successful is the security council. not because the united states has already announced it will use one of the veto votes in order to prevent a palestinian stayed hood. that presents a possible showdown on the ground here in israel. the clashes of the begin back in 2000 resulted in thousands of people dead, suicide bombings, riots and the israeli reprisals. after 2005 there was relative calm but they broke peace talks and never put a deal on the table and they are loath to offer any type of concessions. where do we go from here? there are massive rallies in support of the statehood vote. israelis have been planning all summer for huge clashes. if the palestinians can keep things in control they may very well win the pr war and it couldn't come at a worst time here in israel. it means that israel has lost a key ally inegypt. cairo was attacked by a huge mob. just last week. the israeli actions in turkey was thrown out. and they have given the palestinians a huge boost into morale because suddenly everybody is realizing that mass demonstrations and ev
put safety first. >> gregg: a showdown is looming at the united nations. palestinian president mahmoud abbas making a bid for statehood for palestinians at this year's general assembly. however, israel's prime minister predicting that request will fair. steve centani has more. >> the u.s. could find itself in the uncomfortable position of having to veto a palestinian attempt to gain recognition at the united nations even though the u.s. supports palestinian statehood. u.s. insists negotiation is the only way to solve the region's problem but the palestinians say there a problem with that. >> we cannot continue to negotiate while the israelis are taking our territory the same land that will be our state in the future. >> reporter: the west bank settlements have doubled and israel says it's called a moratorium on and palestinians didn't stirl didn't come to the peace trouble and they have a problem with mahmoud abbas. >> he has made, but hamas is a terrorist organization that has fired thousands of missiles at israel. it kills a for annihilation of the people worldwide. >> reporter: thes
of the united nations but it will become an observer if the general assembly votes. this will get them access to membership and it is a step forward. i would not be in favor of this if united states had put forward any comprehensive peace proposal as president obama has announced. one, a freeze on all is really settlements and also based on the 1967 borders. if they would put forward that proposal as a basis point of negotiation, both the palestinians and the carter center would be in favor of peace talks based on those issues. the israelis are not willing to accept those proposals and president obama is not willing to make that effort. as an alternative to the stalemate, we reluctantly would support the palestinian move for recognition in the general assembly. >> one final question, what can you in the carter center do to help educate the members of congress on working in developing countries with respect for the individuals rather than going in with a heavy hand? >> nothing. [laughter] i do not think congress is receptive to any and vice from the carter center. i still maintain a close rela
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